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Review: 'The Dream Lover,' by Elizabeth Berg: So many lovers, so little time

Review: 'The Dream Lover,' by Elizabeth Berg: So many lovers, so little time

FICTION: An imagined recounting of the life — and the many romances — of George Sand.
'Maze Runner' puts boys through their paces

'Maze Runner' puts boys through their paces

REVIEW: Is there room at the multiplex for yet another entry in the young adult/dystopia/survival genre? Those who hunger for more could do worse than “The Maze Runner.”
REVIEW: "The Silver Star,’ by Jeannette Walls

REVIEW: "The Silver Star,’ by Jeannette Walls

FICTION: Bestselling writer Jeannette Walls returns with another tale of abandoned children.
Review: Vaughn, Wilson back together in 'The Internship'

Review: Vaughn, Wilson back together in 'The Internship'

Vince Vaughn retains his glib-yet-desperate patter and Owen Wilson his earnest sweetness in the corporate send-up about life at Google.
Picoult sings a new song

Picoult sings a new song

Picoult, known for her social-issue themes, pits fundamentalists against a lesbian couple in this novel about the rights of gay parents.
A man on a rescue mission

A man on a rescue mission

Can a car wreck of a marriage and a family, born of tragedy, be resuscitated by another tragedy?
Picoult explores what-ifs of life

Picoult explores what-ifs of life

Mega-author Jodi Picoult's house rules: Write about what you don't know.

Shreve scales marital discord

Another engrossing Anita Shreve novel about adventure in Africa, and a marriage in turmoil.

The Dish

Daniel Radcliffe, who's played Harry Potter for almost half his life, wants it made clear: He's done with the fantasy thing, thank you, so don't even ask him to play Bilbo Baggins in "The Hobbit."

Thorny tale of love and loyalty

BOOK REVIEW A family sues for malpractice over a child's disease, with agonizing fallout.
Teen trials turn to town tragedy in 'Testimony'

Teen trials turn to town tragedy in 'Testimony'

Sex, lies, videotape and prep school make for a potent brew in "Testimony," Anita Shreve's compelling tale of teenage scandal and its brutal aftermath in a New England hamlet. This focus on the kids marks a bit of a departure for Shreve, a seasoned chronicler of adult love, loss and betrayal. But then again, the event upon which the story turns leaves no one in its ever-widening path -- young or old -- untouched.

Grappling with fish, and life

BOOK REVIEW: An outdoorsman/writer unsparingly chronicles his Alaskan summers with the salmon.
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